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C32 AMG estate tow bar?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Denrob, May 17, 2007.

  1. Denrob

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    Hi....Does anyone know if it is possible to fit a detachable tow bar to a 2003 C32 AMG estate? I have contacted tow bar fitters but 'computer say no'.
    I only want to have the ability to tow a light trailer.
    My wife claims to have recently seen a C32 saloon car fitted with a tow bar and twin electrics.
    Can anyone help?......Thanks
     
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    It will probably state in your manual "No" I think it is down to the rear bumper.
     
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    We have had this before, as Blobcat in general due to the larger deeper bumpers fitted to AMG bodied cars
     
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    Hello.

    Would this not just be a slight cut in the bumper? so it lines up with a 'normal' C-class estate.

    I Had a detachable fitted to my bmw 330ci convertible and that had the //M sports kit. You then but a little extra cover that hides the cut. When detached you coudn't tell I had a towbar and the electric swing down.

    I appeciate if the manual says you cannot tow with it, thats the problem if I went for an M3 at the time, but that was more due to the rear of the car being different design.


    Cheers
     
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    I would have thought that a metal plate under the toe hitch would strengthen the whole thing and lower it just enough
     
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    If it the only means of fitting one is by cutting into the rear bumper then I'll shelve the idea......Thanks for the suggestions Dennis
     
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    c32 amg estate tow bar

    Hi anyone - new to this. I am seriously considering a c32 amg estate having just sold an audi s4 avant because the exhaust system meant that fitting a towbar was not possible. I fear this may be the same with a c32 estate. Hs anyone heard of one being fitted and is it just a case of cutting away a small section of the rear bumper. I'd imagine that a clip on section can be made for a removable towbar.

    Any views or ideas welcome.
    Thanks
    Jonny
     
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    Try Towcraft in Blackheath, near Dudley - www.towcraft.co.uk. They offer expert advice and fitted a detachable Westfalia bar to my W211 estate. I have no idea about the AMG bumper effect but they will. Whilst not cheap (£500 fitted) mine is ace - even the electrics socket hinges up under the bumper when not in use. Good luck.
     

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